There’s nothing like the winter solstice. 

People traveling home, cold breeze in the air, and a fresh aura hits the air. Plus a little something we know as Christmas Spirit.

Make the most out of your weekend, here are a few things to check out!

Friday, December 21st

The Black Parade (The Knitting Factory, Williamsburg @ 11:59 PM)

knittingfactorybk Tomorrow! 🎅🏼🎶 The Black Parade ~ Emo / Pop Punk w/ DJ Jet, DJ Swabby & @nekosiren 🧨 Tickets at🔥🔥🔥

Fall Out Boy, Yellowcard, Jimmy Eat World, My Chemical Romance, All Time Low, New Found Glory, Blink 182, Panic! At The Disco, and Paramore are just a few names to throw in for this exciting event.

Go wild and enjoy the early 200’s emo-punk alternative genre with your friends and meet cool people in the longest night of the year!

The XMAS Pop Sing-Along (Union Hall, Brooklyn @ 9:30 PM)

unionhallny Congratulations to @jennycestquoi & @addieyomind on an amazing year of birthday shows! Photo by @carlyhoogs

Got a song in your heart? 

Let your Christmas spirit shine as you sing all of your favorite Christmas songs of all time! Be entertained as you watch people hit that Mariah Carey high note or serenade someone with Justin Bieber’s “Mistletoe”.

This will be a sweet and wholesome evening to enjoy.

Three Wise Women of Stephlehem (The Green Room 42, Manhattan @ 9:30 PM)

childofstephanie Season’s Greetings! Join the Three Wise Women of Stephlehem on their journey to bring gifts of riffs, harmonies — and myrrh. What child is this? Find out at The Green Room 42 on Friday, December 21st and Saturday, December 22nd at 9:30PM! Tickets available at 📸: @isthatjma

Enjoy riffs, harmonies, and total looks with the ladies of Stephanie’s Child.

Get ready to be swept away by the incredible talent that will resonate from these three!

Hilarious NYC Comedy Show (Broadway Comedy Club, Manhattan @ 11 PM)

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Come have a drink and laugh with hilarious comedians who know how to please a crowd. Be entertained by comics from Conan, FOX, MTV, Netflix, Comedy Central and more!

Saturday, December 22nd

Full Moon Party: Winter Solstice (House of Yes, Brooklyn @ 10 PM)

houseofyesnyc Dance under the radiance of the winter solstice full moon this weekend! THU 🎉 Dirty Thu: Office Holiday Party (10p) FRI 🎄 @yesxmas (7p) FRI 🌴 Holiday Island w/Mark Farina (10p) SAT🎄 @yesxmas (7p) SAT 🌝 Full Moon Party (10p) SUN 🎄 @yesxmas closing night! (7p) ⠀ Check for all event info & tickets! ⠀ 📸: @kennyrodz 🤸‍♀️: @nikki_ortiz 💡: @raven_iridescent #houseofyes #fullmoonparty #aerialnation #aeriallyra #aerialistsofig #lyrahoop #nycnightlife #nycnightclub #nightlifephotography #nightlifenyc #wintersolstice #fullmoon


Come dance where there is great energy and beautiful people as the winter solstice does its thing! The full moon party is all the hype to finish the year off strong!

NY Flow: Paint and Poetry Show (Nuyorican Poets Cafe, Manhattan @ 7 PM)

nuyoricanpoetscafe If you don't celebrate Christmas or have an Xmas tree, join us Monday 12/24 for the 11th annual Got No Tree Poetry Jam and Open Mic. Hosted by @joanna_hoffman, and featuring @shafinaahmed and an open mic (all art forms welcome!) Doors & open mic sign-up: 6:30pm; Show: 7pm Tickets: About our host: Joanna Hoffman is a spoken word poet originally from Silver Spring, MD and now living in Brooklyn. She has been on five National Poetry Slam (NPS) teams. In 2006, her team performed on Finals stage and ranked 4th in the nation. In 2007, she was the DC/Baltimore Grand Slam Champion and the Individual World Poetry Slam (IWPS) representative for Baltimore. In 2011, she represented Urbana at the 2011 Women of the World Poetry Slam (WOWPS), National Poetry Slam, and Individual World Poetry Slam, placing in the top 10 at all three. In 2012, she represented Louder Arts at WOWPS, placing 4th overall, and is the Grand Slam Champion for the 2012 Urbana team. She is the 2012 Champion of Capturing Fire, the queer international poetry competition. Her work has appeared in PANK, Union Station Magazine, Sinister Wisdom, The Legendary, decomP, Spindle and as part of the recent GirlChild Press anthology, Women’s Work and the Jewish lesbian poetry anthology Milk and Honey. Her full-length book of poetry was published by Sibling Rivalry Press in August 2013, has been nominated for a Lambda Literary Award, and is listed on the American Library Association’s Over the Rainbow list for 2013. She has also been nominated for a Pushcart Prize.

Have an insightful time at this intimate and free event! 

They will be featuring original artwork and a live art demonstration while also having the opportunity to perform your own written works or songs. Come celebrate art, poetry, music, and diverse creative experience.

Sugar and Spice Magical Holiday Pop Up (58 South 6th Street, Brooklyn @ 11 AM)

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This is definitely a sight to see! Ginormous life-sized snow globes, presents, and cookies that you wouldn’t even believe! Become a kid again and run around at this one-of-a-kind interactive experience.

Saturday Night Dance Party (Amadeus Nightclub, Queens @ 11 PM)

Feeling up for a night out on the town dancing your life away? Come under the neon lights and have the best time with friends at this event! A big dance floor and a lounge area that provides hookahs to create an environment for all people!

This is a 21 and over event, ladies are free and men small cover. It is highly recommended to RSVP, and you can do so here!

Sunday, December 23rd

Mixxy Brunch (Schimanski 54 N 11th Street, Brooklyn @ 2 PM)

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Bottomless mimosas brunch for only $30, that’s pretty much all the convincing you’ll need. Brooklyn POC community are coming together to get down and have fun at this christmas celebration! 

Enjoy different Dj performances, truffle fries, chicken and waffles, and as many mimosas as you want!

Shoot N Shop (Game Room Studio, Brooklyn @ 12 PM)

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A holiday market completely revolved around photoshoots! With over 15 vendors to shop from, make stops to get something nice for your loved ones while also taking professional shots in a Hollywood-style all-white studio!

Stress Free Sundays (Tilt Lounge, Queens @ 6 PM)

tiltloungenyc Tonight #StressFreeSundays the Ultimate PreGame Hotspot in Richmond Hill 💥 Football on all TV’s 🏈 $125 Bottles w/hookah purchase Happy Hour special from 6pm-9pm $4 Beers 🍺 $5 Mixed cocktails 🍹 $7 Patron • Jager • Fireball $15 Hookahs 💨 Free Rum Punch shots upon entry ‼️ $8 Rum Punch Drinks all night Free admission 21+ Vips/Info -929-329-1619

No worries on this Sunday! Come drink for free all night long in a vibrant and fun environment with friends and new people! There are $15 hookah specials and shots for all!

Skip The Small Talk (Threes Brewing, Brooklyn @ 6 PM)

talkbignotsmall Confused about what's going on here but kinda curious? Come check out what the heck we actually do at Skip the Small Talk! Events this Wednesday, Sun 12/23 and Fri 12/28! Link for more info and tickets is in our bio #hands #skipthesmalltalk #funevents #christmastime

Ever feel like speaking about certain topics that you normally wouldn’t? At this event, people are encouraged to open their minds and have gear-turning conversations with your friends or new people to connect with.

What do you want to talk about? Literally, anything you want!

This is a 21 and over event.

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